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HEREAS Our Trufty and Well-beloved Richard Smith, of our City of London, Bookfeller, has humbly reprefented unto Us, that he has, with great Labour, and Expence, prepared for the Prefs, a new Edition of the Sermons, and other Works, written in English by the Right Reverend Father in God, Dr. William Beveridge, Bifhop of St. Asaph, deceased; and has therefore humbly befought Us to grant him our Royal Privilege and License, for the fole Printing and Publishing thereof, for the Term of Fourteen Years: We being willing to give all due Encouragement to Works of this Nature, tending to the Advancement of Piety and Learning, are graciously pleased to condescend to his Request: And do therefore, by these Presents, grant to him the faid Richard Smith, his Executors, Adminiftrators and Affigns, Our Royal License for the fole Printing and Publishing the English Works of the faid late Bishop of St. Asaph, for the Term of Fourteen Years, from the Date hereof; ftrictly forbidding all Our Subjects, within our Kingdoms and Dominions, to Reprint the fame, either in whole, or in part, or to import, buy, vend, utter, or diftribute any Copies thereof reprinted beyond Seas, during the aforefaid Term of Fourteen Years, without the Consent and Approbation of the faid Richard Smith, his Heirs, Executors, and Affigns, under his or their Hands and Seals firft had and obtained, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils. Whereof the Mafter, Wardens, and Company of Stationers are to take notice, that the fame may be entred in their Regifter, and that due Obedience be rendred thereunto. Given at our Court at Kensington, the 5th Day of June, 1708, in the Seventh Year of our Reign.
By Her Majefty's Command,
HE Volumes, I am now prefenting the World with, are, truly speaking, no other than loose Papers; and the Author, that great and venerable Prelate, whofe Name they bear, does not feem to have defign'd them for the Prefs: And upon this Account it is I have debated for fome Time with my felf, whether a Publication of them would any ways leffen the Efteem of that Good and Excellent Man; whofe Labours, in the Learned Languages as well as our own, have justly gained high Applaufe, and done fo much good in the World already. Upon confulting then with feveral Eminent Divines, and other Pious and Learned Gentlemen, my very good Friends, they did, after Ferufal, conceive of them as juft and choice Fragments, containing a Summary of the Chriftian Doctrine, the feveral Topicks being digefted in a moft excellent Method, confirm'd from feveral Parallel Places of Scripture, and very often illuftrated, in the like concife manner, from the Teftimonies of Fathers, Councils, &c. And upon thefe Confiderations, I perfwade my felf, what I offer will be in fome measure ferviceable to all in general that apply themselves to the Study of the Holy Scriptures, efpecially the Clergy, who will
here meet with fo fure a Guide, and have fo true a Foundation laid for the Superstructure they shall think fit to raise upon it. And I have been ftill more inclined to think they may ferve thefe good Ends, after thofe many Letters I have received from feveral Parts of this Kingdom, as well as from abroad, full of earneft Sollicitations to oblige the World with the Remains of that Perfon, whofe profound Learning, exemplary Piety, and fingular Humility has fo much endear'd bis Memory to the whole Chriftian World; and more efpecially to thofe that have a just sense of Religion on their Minds.
A CATALOGUE of the Greek, Latin, and English Works of the Right Reverend Father in God William Beveridge, D. D. late Lord Bishop of St. Alaph.
E Linguarum Orientalium præfertim Hebraica, Chaldaicæ, Syriacæ, Arabica & Samaritana, cùm Grammatica Syriaca tribus libris tradita, per G. Beveridgium. 8vo. Londini 1658.
N. B. This was writ when the Author was about Eighteen years of Age. and Published when he was Twenty.
Inftitutionum Chronologicarum Libri duo: una cum totidem Arithmetices Chronologica Libellis. Per. G. Beveridgium, M. A. Londini 1699.
ETNOAIKON Sive Pandecta canonum, S. S. Apoftolorum & conciliorum ab Ecclefiæ Græca receptorum, &c. 2 Tomes, Fol. per Guil. Beveridgium. Oxon, 1672.
Codex canonum Ecclefiæ Primitia Vindicatus ac illuftratus, authore G. Beveridgio, Londini 1678.
Private Thoughts upon Religion, digefted into twelve Articles, with Pratical Refolutions form'd thereupon. Written in his younger Years for the lettling of his Principles and Conduct of his Life. The fifth Edition rame. Price Is. 2 d. in Sheep, and 15. 6 d. Calf. The 8vo. Price 35. 65.
N. B. This Book was writ when the Author was about Three or Four and Twenty Years old.
The Great Neceflity and Advantage of publick Prayer, and frequent Comunion, defigned to revive Primitive Piety; with Meditations, Ejaculations and Prayers, before, at, and after the Sacrament, the third Edit. Price 3 s Svo. and I s. 6d. in 12me.
Sermons on feveral Occafions in Ten Volumes. Price 5. each Volume. The Church-Catechifm explained, for the Ufe of the Diocese of St Asaph. Frices. bound in Sheep, and 1 s. 4 d. in Calf.
All the English Works Printed for R. Smith, qt his Warehouse in Exeter Change Strand.